Preparing for calf nutrition
Developing a plan is essential for calves to achieve weaning weights quickly while their digestive development is supported, says Wendy Morgan, SealesWinslow nutrition and quality manager.
Calving season was just around the corner and there were three top tips for healthy productive calves, she said.
Firstly, feed good-quality colostrum for at least four days, secondly, set up spacious, dry, draught-free housing and lastly, don’t skimp on feed quality – you will pay later.
‘‘Having a plan in place focused on colostrum, housing and quality feed will result in well- grown, healthy calves that will thrive for the duration of their productive lives.’’